International Students

No matter where you're from, we're here to help you succeed

Study in Los Angeles this Summer 2022

New F-1 Visa Students
New hybrid programs available to meet F-1 visa requirements.  

For specific information, select a program below.

Certificate Programs

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Certificate programs offer a practical, real-world approach to obtaining specialized skills that can help you advance your career.

UCLA Extension offers more than 40 certificate programs that allow international participants to study full-time in the U.S., including: Marketing, Real Estate, Filmmaking, Data Science, Graphic Design, Project Management, Sustainability, and more.

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Study Abroad at UCLA

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The Study Abroad at UCLA Program is designed for international students who are currently enrolled in degree programs in their home country and want to earn transferable academic credits. 

Study at a top-ranked university and experience life in Los Angeles much in the same way American students do.

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Custom Programs for Groups

UCLA Extension’s Custom Programs and Corporate Education brings the resources of over 4,000 courses, 100 certificate programs, and countless expert instructors to create customized learning experiences.

Programs can be designed for diverse groups: high school and college students, teachers and faculty, professionals and executives, as well as government officials.

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American Language Center (ALC) Closure

The ALC has helped prepare students for academic and professional success since 1975. Committed instructors and staff have worked together to provide the highest quality language instruction, cultural support, and commitment to the service of our students. Through programs offered at the ALC, students have been empowered to meet their educational, career, and personal goals.

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to close the American Language Center (ALC) at the conclusion of Spring quarter 2022. 

Current ALC Students
If you are a current student in the AIEP, IECP, or ACC program, we will be communicating with you via email to discuss your next steps. We are committed to taking care of our current students and are here to support you during this transition. If you have any questions during this time, please email

ALC Applicants
If you are an applicant for a future ALC session, we will be reaching out via email with more information.

I-20 and F-1 Visa Inquiries
If you have questions regarding your I-20 or F-1 visa, please direct them to the International Student Services Office at

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About UCLA & UCLA Extension

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Founded in 1919, UCLA is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the United States. 

More than 40,000 students study at UCLA’s beautiful, park-like campus in 11 professional schools, including Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Film & Television.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is one of the largest of the 10 campuses in the University of California system. UCLA is a renown research university and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of fields.

UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension is a part of the UCLA Division of Continuing Education. With more than 30,000 participants per year, UCLA Extension is one of the largest single-campus continuing education programs in the world.

UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of university-level, credit-bearing courses as well as many other courses and programs for students and professionals. Many professionals who have university degrees enroll in UCLA Extension courses and programs to update their knowledge in such fields as business and management, entertainment, engineering, computer science, health sciences, and teacher education.

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Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

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